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Keep Track of Your Comments

Co.mments Every once in a while a service comes along that is simply amazing. And this is one of them.

We all know how important that commenting on other blogs is for connecting within the blogosphere (and if you don’t know why, you should).

So if you aren’t using co.mments then shame on you. It is a fantastic service that allows you to track any site that has comments.

How many times have you left a comment on an obscure blog and never to return again because you forgot to? You are dying to find out if someone has replied to your comment but you can’t because you couldn’t remember the blog’s name? I don’t know about you but that has happened to me more times than I care to remember. Or maybe you just want the convenience of tracking your comments without having to visit each individual site only to find that nothing new is happening? Or perhaps you just have an interest in following the conversation (lurking).Whatever the reason, co.mments is a service that the Bloke just can’t live without. It works with Internet Explorer browser, Firefox, Safari, Opera and more. New features include the ability to share your tracking lists with others and email alerts.Maybe you already knew all that, but did you also know that you can track an entire site? So why would you want to do that? Well maybe the blog is not that busy and doesn’t warrant a regular visit. Very cool.

Take a look at my left sidebar (on my home page) and you should see a “Currently Tracking” widget that I’m experimenting with. A benefit of something like this is it enables my readers to quickly scan the conversations that I am participating in the blogosphere. I will monitor this script for any negative impact on this blog’s performance and if it is no longer there it is because I deemed it a bandwidth hog and dumped it.

TIP: You have two choices of tracking comments. The first uses a cookie, and the second requires registering for an account to log into. Take the second choice because if you are in a habit of cleaning out your cookies and cache like I do you will quickly lose all your bookmarks. (I learned that the hard way).

Even FeedBurner has a FeedFlare widget that can place a simple footer at the bottom of each post like I do, making it easy to encourage your readers to follow the conversation.

It’s all about convenience, and best of all it’s completely free! So what are you waiting for? Start co.mmenting.


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Written November 18th, 2006 by | 14 Comments | Filed under: Blog Tips , ,

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  1. Wow. This is really cool. Thanks for the heads up.

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  2. How do I get back to your post about backing up a blog? I downloaded HTTracker but it takes hours to download my blog? Even when I just do an update. Is that normal?

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  3. “for me the WinHTTRack default setup works best, and in the ‘Action’ options choose ‘Download web sites’ (no questions).”

    It depends on the size of your blog. It only takes me 20 minutes and my blog is considerably bigger than yours.

    Maybe your computer is just old (and therefore too slow)? Try the settings I gave above and if that doesn’t work try reinstalling. I use WinHTTrack Website Copier 3.40-2.

    Did you see the meteor storm last night? It was overcast here.

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  4. Yep, my Dell is old and as slow as me. It’s been backing up for over an hour now. Should I delete the first one before installing it again?
    Nope, no wishing on shooting stars last night. Full rain.

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  5. I stopped the download and it has 1450 errors. Boy, this blog thing can be difficult.

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  6. You can just click on the “H” icon where you saved it, and it should ask if you want to update. Or you can start from scratch again. Your choice.

    Don’t worry about the errors. I get those too and they’re mostly just dead links.

    Patience.

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  7. Does it work if you post using multiple identities?

    Not that I do, of course, but I’m sure others do…

    ;)

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  8. Multiple identities? Are you a schizophrenic perhaps?

    You will probably have to register separate accounts for all of your friends. ;-)

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  9. I absolutely love CoComments. I’ve been using it for a few weeks and I can’t live without it. It’s great to watch conversations develop on posts and be able to easily track them. Get a CoComments account.

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  10. What happen to co.mments.com? I was looking for service to keep track of what blogs I commented on. Any other service out there that you know of?

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    Reply by: BLOGBloke at 2:36 pm said...

    @AP, it’s redundant now because most blogs have an option to subscribe to comments via email or RSS.

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  11. […] decided to part ways with the Co.mments widget that I had in my sidebar. Although I wouldn’t call it a “useless widget”, it was […]

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  13. @AP, it's redundant now because most blogs have an option to subscribe to comments via email or RSS. http://bit.ly/60iMni

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